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Alexandria VA Dentist Blog

Which Holiday Desserts are Safe for My Veneers?

Your gorgeous veneers require daily maintenance to keep them white and bright. Just like your other teeth, cosmetic restorations (including veneers) can accumulate surface stain from the foods and drinks you enjoy over time. And now that the holidays are…

Dental Concerns and Diabetes

If you or one of your loved ones has diabetes or is pre-diabetic, it’s extremely important to incorporate a rigid oral health plan into your approach to wellness. Why? Because… …of an increased risk of tooth loss. Since people with…

Dental Implants vs. Bridges for Missing Teeth

Any time you lose a tooth, you can think of it like taking a book off of the shelf. Wait long enough and the ones on either side of your newly created gap will start to tilt. Gradually, so do…

Four Ways to Get the Most Out of Your New Crown

Crowns are a durable, protective cover that helps your smile last for years to come. But to get your crown to last, you’ll need to follow these four important steps. Floss Your Crown DailyMost people are nervous to floss around…

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction and the Body

If you suffer from temporomandibular joint dysfunction, you know how uncomfortable this condition can be. Temporomandibular joint dysfunction occurs when the temporomandibular joint (that connects your lower jaw to your skull) becomes misaligned. This can cause your jaw to make…

The Prosomnus MicrO2 Sleep Orthotic

Do you or your partner snore at night? Do you find yourself waking up frequently, or stopping or restarting breathing during sleep? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you could be suffering from a sleep disorder known…

Reducing Dental Phobia

There are a lot of phobias out there. The fear of sharks (galeophobia), the fear of heights (acrophobia) and even the fear of flying on airplanes (aerophobia) are just a few common ones people experience. But one common fear that…

Don’t Take Gum Disease Lightly

Do your gums look red and inflamed, or do they bleed when you brush your teeth? Do they hurt when you’re not brushing, or are they sensitive to hot and cold? You could be suffering from gingivitis or the more…

How to Amp Up Oral Health in Quarantine

For millions of Americans, being home on quarantine means lots of free time to do things we’ve been putting off doing - like cleaning the house, finishing home-improvement projects, or pursuing other things that have taken a back burner due…

Lumineers Vs. Veneers: What’s the Difference?

Do you wish your smile were a little whiter and brighter? Have you tried whitening your teeth with bleach trays, laser whitening, white strips and more but had minimal to no success with those methods? Are you looking for a…